Briana Contreras


Those Facing SDoH Should be a Priority in Receiving COVID Vaccine

January 15, 2021

Healthcare workers, residents of long-term care facilities, and many public leaders have been the first to receive a Covid-19 vaccine in the U.S., but it’s essential to consider disadvantaged communities for phase 2 of vaccine deployment.

2021 Healthcare Financial Trends per Kermit Randa of Syntellis Performance Solutions

January 13, 2021

In this week’s episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite podcast, MHE's Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein and Associate Editor Briana Contreras spoke with CEO of Syntellis Performance Solutions, Kermit Randa. In the discussion they talked about a recently released survey by Syntellis called the 2021 Healthcare Financial Trends Survey report, which highlights how finance leaders pivoted in 2020 and the way they will continue to evolve in 2021.

Morehouse School of Medicine, CommonSpirit Tackle Healthcare Disparities in new Scholar Program

January 12, 2021

MHE's Peter Wehrwein talks with Lloyd Dean, CEO of Dignity Health and CommonSpirit, and Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., FACOG, president of Morehouse School of Medicine, in this new episode of MHE Talks: Improving Patient Access podcast series. The three discuss the lack of Black physicians in the United States. Of the 22,000 medical school applicants in the U.S. every year, only 1,600 are Black. Dean and Rice created a program that seeks to cross barriers of healthcare and racial disparities by offering more opportunities for students of color in medical school programs.

Drug use, Distribution Among Members of OptumRx

January 10, 2021

Sumit Dutta, MD, MBA, of OptumRx, talks to MHE about drug use among Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic and about vaccine distribution to its members in this part two of a two-part video interview series.